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01.21.2021 | Member News & Releases

American Meteorological Society Journals Launch on KGL PubFactory

Upgraded research portal part of enhanced production workflow, to also include self-service author proofing —

January 21, 2021 – Boston, MA – The American Meteorological Society (AMS), the leading scientific and professional organization promoting the advancement of atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences, has launched its new online journals platform on KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL)’s PubFactory platform.

The new AMS website (journals.ametsoc.org) hosts all content from the Society’s 11 prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). Following an extensive review of site requirements with AMS leadership, KGL PubFactory managed the comprehensive web development project and site migration process for the full archive of 117,000 journal articles dating to 1920.

In addition to the online hosting platform, AMS is now working closely with KGL to streamline and optimize its journal production workflow and processes, adding services such as web-based proofing to help accelerate publication, contain costs, and improve the author experience.

Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director at AMS, stated: “Working with PubFactory has honestly exceeded our expectations and we are very excited about this latest chapter in our 15-year relationship with Sheridan and now KGL. We were anxious about going live right before the end of the year, but the team did a great job meeting milestones and keeping to schedule. We are particularly looking forward to maximizing our newly integrated journal workflow which offers a dynamic, real-time online approach to proofing that will be of huge benefit to our authors.”

José Fossi, VP of Client Services for KGL PubFactory, added: “The American Meteorological Society is one of the most important Society publishers on our roster, with a high volume of journal content being regularly produced and an extremely active researcher and author base at its heart. The Society and its global community deserve a cutting-edge hosting platform which caters to all their needs, and on the back end, journal production which facilitates quick and pain-free publication. We are confident that this expanded relationship delivers on both these fronts and we look forward to serving the AMS community long into the future.”

KGL’s end-to-end proposition for scholarly publishers includes project management, AI-powered language analysis and copyediting, XML composition and proofing, digital and print production, and online hosting. The PubFactory platform hosts over 2,300 journals and 400,000 books, numerous databases, and reference works.

About AMS The American Meteorological Society, founded in 1919, is a global community committed to advancing weather, water, and climate science and service. AMS advances understanding through high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific publications, creates community among atmospheric scientists, professionals, students, authors, educators, researchers, and weather enthusiasts from around the world, and is an active outreach organization for the benefit of society. For more information, please visit www.ametsoc.org.

About KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) is the premier industry provider of editorial, production, online hosting, and transformative solutions for every stage of the content lifecycle. KGL serves the journal, educational publishing, and eLearning markets from content creation through distribution of print and digital products. A division of CJK Group, Inc., KGL unites the content and technology expertise of Cenveo Publisher Services and Cenveo Learning with Sheridan Journal Services and Sheridan PubFactory. The combined company brings over 200 years of experience serving the publishing market and is powered by state-of-the-art, intelligent automated solutions and delivery platforms including Smart Suite and PubFactory. For more information, please visit www.kwglobal.com and www.pubfactory.com.

Contact Mike Groth, Director of Marketing, KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. | mike.groth@kwglobal.com

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